Susan Ruth Cain-Jackson

February 20, 1946 ‒ June 26, 2020

Bristol, Indiana
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

Susan Ruth Cain-Jackson, of Bristol, Indiana and formerly of Delaware passed away peacefully at her daughter’s residence in Dublin, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born February 20, 1946 in Delaware to the late William Edward Cain and Emma Ruth (Doudna) Cain and was a member of the first graduating class from Delaware Hayes High School.

A dog groomer, Susan also enjoyed showing dogs, gardening and traveling.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 42 years, Larry; step-daughters, Sherri Elaine (Bob) Price of Marion, Teresa Jackson of Dublin, and Dana (Bob) Nickl of Plain City; 2 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Brent Cain of Marysville; niece, Shawna Brock; nephews, Ethan Cain and Andrew Cain.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 2 aunts Lynn Doudna and Lillian Cain.

No calling hours or funeral services will be observed.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the family.

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  • My sincere condolences to Larry and the family.

    Sue was a kind, loyal, and committed friend. Her love and significant contributions to the English Toy Spaniel breed are unparalleled.

    Dear Sue, please know that your knowledge, passion, humor, humbleness, and unending friendship will be hugely missed.

    Rest well my friend.

  • I will forever hold my go d memories of the dogs she entrusted in my care. May she rest well.

  • What a wonderful kind sweet lady. She will be truly missed. Many condolences to the family.

  • To Larry and family,
    I will miss Sue greatly. I have always admired Sue’s dedication and love for the English Toy Spaniel and for the ETSCA. Sue was a great leader who worked hard to share her knowledge of and love for the breed and ETSCA for more than 50 years. Her kindness, talents, and humility helped an obscure breed become well loved throughout the world. Thank you, Sue, for all you did so that so many of us could love and appreciate the breed you helped save.

    My sincere condolences to you and your family, Larry.

    Jamie Ward

  • I was so very sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. I met Sue through English Toy Spaniels. She was always a fabulous ambassador to the breed and to the sport of Dog Showing. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • My thoughts to Larry and the family. Many people have come into my life through my English Toy Spaniels, and Sue was one of the very special ones. Her knowledge and dedication to the English Toy Spaniels was unsurpassed. She will be missed but never forgotten.

  • Sue Jackson was a friend, a mentor, and a role model. She could encourage someone, and was not afraid to to tell someone if they were making a mistake. She was both, an icon and a anchor. Her sense of humor could take you off guard, and her smile was beacon, making everyone in the room turn toward her.
    My condolences to Larry, and their family. Please know that she is in so very many hearts and memories, that we will feel her touch forever.

  • We are sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. We knew her from the Michigan’s Kennel Club, our condolences to her family.

    Bernie and Cindy Pickett

  • My heartfelt condolences to Larry and to Susie’s family. Please know that her English Toy Spaniel Club of America family is also mourning her passing. I met Susie in May 1991 and soon discovered she had groomed my grandmother’s black Pekingese in Delaware, Ohio! A distant connection of 25 years, even then! Susie was a good mentor and an important bridge in our breed’s history as she was involved in our breed as a young woman, starting around 1966 and knew many of the members active in the 1960s, and before, and now long gone from us: Virginia Paine, Jane Henderson, Robert Reedy, Harvey Cookman, Miriam Goodridge, Tom Conway, and many others who had kept the breed going through rather lean times. Her first home-bred champion was in 1968, CH. Royal Jewel’s Oh Oh Jack. She soon changed her kennel name to Suruca from the letters in her name, Susan Ruth Cain. Susie encouraged many newcomers, myself included, but eschewed the limelight. She did agree to do an interview with me for the Royal Spaniels magazine, fall edition of 2013. I was so happy to know her and very proud when she complimented some of my dogs. Peace be with you all.

  • The,Board and members of PEKINGESE club of New Jersey send their deepest condolences to the family of Sue Jackson. Left her own imprint on the toy breeds and will be missed.RIP,Sue. The dog world has lost another bright star.

  • My thoughts are with Sue’s family and friends. I never knew her personally, but over the years that I’ve been involved in English Toy Spaniels, I’ve heard so much about her.
    She has left behind a wonderful legacy and impacted many lives, even of people who never personally knew her.

  • Larry, I was so sorry to read about Sue’s passing. We began in dogs together when we trained our mutts in obedience classes while in high school and then stewarding at the Marion Ohio dog shows. After our first quarter at Ohio State, Sue went on to start her grooming career and I was still in school, so our paths separated at that time. We did reconnect at a few dogs shows after I moved back to Ohio after living in Massachusetts for 27 years. I always enjoyed our times together from showing her Shetland ponies when in high school, showing her Aunt Lynn’s and grandmother’s pugs, to reuniting at the dog shows. I am so sorry for your loss.